OASIS Emergency Interoperability Member Section activities and updates:

Emergency Standards Round-up

Emergency Standards Round-up

OASIS plans to organize an “Emergency Standards Round-up” on the exhibit floor of the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (EMEX), held in conjunction with the annual conference of the International Association of Emergency Managers IAEM. This round-up is designed to provide companies showcasing applications and tools in support of the Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) suite of standards more visibility during the event.

EI Reception at the NIEM Training Event

Our Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section plans to host a reception on Wednesday, 24 August, following the spotlight session featuring our work. The reception is free of charge and is scheduled to be held from 4:00-6:00 PM in Salon J (at the Philadelphia Marriott).  During this reception, OASIS members are invited to participate in a solution showcase.  This showcase will be integrated into the reception and will provide our members with an opportunity to demonstrate their use of the EM standards.

Recorded presentation now available for EDXL Technical Best Practices Webinar

The OASIS Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section is pleased to announce the completion of the third webinar in the series, 'OASIS Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Technical Best Practices.' 

This webinar as well as the other two in the series are available for complimentary download. 

FEMA Announces Adoption of Common Alerting Protocol for Emergency Alerts Staff, FEMA Announcement

"The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the adoption of a new digital message format for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the nation's next generation emergency alert and warning network.
The new digital message format being adopted by FEMA is the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

Download new EDXL data sheet

This data sheet was produced by the OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Committee.

Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) 1.2 Receives Approval as OASIS Standard

AtHoc, Desktop Alert, Environment Canada, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. National Weather Service, Warning Systems, Inc (WSI), and Others Advance Standard for Emergency Management Response

EDXL Poster Presentation at WCDM 2010

In June 2010, the OASIS EI Member Section presented an EDXL Interoperability poster on the exhibit floor at the World Conference on Disaster
Management (WCDM).  View and download the poster presentation.

Call for Participation: EDXL Interop Demonstration at IAEM/EMEX

The August 1st sign-up deadline is just around the corner!  Please don't hesitate to sign-up ASAP.  Participation requirements and benefits may be found online.

Download the EDXL 101 Webinar and Slides

This one-hour briefing on the EDXL suite of standards was originally presented 15 July 2010. It provides an overview of EDXL and explains how implementation can enhance interoperability and information sharing capabilities in the emergency management and response domains. The presentation highlights the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and the Distribution Element (DE) and includes specific implementation examples.

OASIS TC seeks feedback from users of emergency response standards

The OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee is seeking input from users who have implemented the EDXL-Distribution Element (DE).  Use cases, requirements for new elements, enhancements to existing elements, and other suggestions are welcome.  This feedback will form the basis for discussion and consensus on possible changes and enhancements to the EDXL-DE.

For details on what information is being sought and how to submit comments, see the open letter from Elysa Jones, chair of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee.

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